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Scholar Athletes Attend Rotary
The EHS Scholar Athletes attended the Effingham Noon Rotary luncheon on April 16, 2014
Weekly Attendance Winners
Students at Effingham High School are being rewarded for perfect attendance. Each week names are drawn from the list of students who have not missed any school. Those students win a gift card from Culvers, Subway, Niemergs, or Joes.  At the end of the month, all students with perfect attendance will be put back in a drawing to win one of two Ipad Minis.  Attendance winners for the week of 04/07-04/11 were A. Jorn, B. Jackson, H. Piggush, and D. Wolff
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Foreign Language Scholar Bowl
French and Spanish students traveled to SIUC April 10th to compete in the Foreign language Scholar Bowl. The Beginner French team brought home a first place trophy and the Advanced French team brought home a second place trophy. The Spanish teams did well too, finishing in third place.
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Science Careers in Search of Women Conference
Students recently attended the Science Careers in Search of Women conference in Argonne.  The Conference focused on exploring opportunities and options for women choosing careers in science and technology.  The girls participated in activities that inspired them to continue their pursuit of a STEM career. They were given the opportunity to speak with women who currently have careers in this field.  
April Student of the Month

The Effingham High School Student of the Month program began eight years ago to honor a group of students each month for each curricular area at Effingham High School. The faculty members in each department observe their students each month to make their selection. While grades are an important part of this selection, they are not the sole determination. Students are also evaluated on their sense of classroom citizenship, helpful nature to others, and whether they are giving their best effort , A or not.
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F Row:  E. Kull, J. Zerrussen, L. Tieffel, M. White
B Row:  D. Bartlett, P. Knight, J. Donaldson, J. Huelsbusch, J. Forbes, K. Niebruegge, E. Hibdon
Not Pictured: O. Thompson

EHS DramaT.I.C.S. presents: Life With Mother Superior
Mother Superior runs a tight ship at St. Mark’s Academy, a strict Catholic school for girls. But she and the poor unsuspecting sisters are ill-prepared for the antics of new students Jane and Mary.  From fake names, to breaking into the cloisters, even sewing the nuns’ nightgowns together; this dynamic duo has the staff of St. Mark’s on their toes. Through a series of misdeeds and punishments, we watch the girls’ relationship with Mother Superior and with one another blossom. 
Dates: Thursday, March 20th – Saturday, March 22nd 
Location: EHS Cafetorium
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $5.00/ Students and Seniors: $4.00
Tickets are available for sale before or after school and during lunch in the EHS Cafetorium.
EHS Band Students Participate in Apollo Conference Band
On Thursday March 6th, 12 members of the Effingham High School Band participated in the 8th Annual Apollo Conference Band.  Students from the six Apollo Conference School (Charleston, Effingham, Mattoon, Mt. Zion, Paris, & Salem) were nominated and 12 students from each school were selected to attend the festival.  The students worked during the day in the Effingham Gym under the direction of Mr. David Maccabee, Director of Bands at United Township High School.  The students rehearsed all day and put on a fantastic final concert that evening.  Congratulations to those who participated in an amazing concert!!!  Participants from Effingham were: Front row- A. Bingham (Trumpet), K. Rush (Clarinet), S. Bozdech (Oboe), B. Percival (Euphonium), B. Wilkinson (Clarinet)  Second Row-  B. Lawrence (Trumpet), E. Palmer (Clarinet), L Stephenson (Horn), P. Bushue (Bari Sax), C. Green (Piccolo), R. Huelsbusch (Alto Sax)   No pictured A. Jackson (Bass Clarinet).
Effingham Art Guild Winners

Several Effingham High School art students gained awards and recognition at the 15th Annual Effingham Art Guilds Children's Art Show. Below is a list of Effingham High School's award winners.

C. Devore - 2nd Place - Painting
K. Buhrmann - 1st Place - Sculpture
J. Macklin - 2nd place - Painting

Honorable Mentions
• D. Pleasant
• T. Quance
• B. Garrett
• M. Woelfer
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EHS Receives Funds for the Welding Program

Bierman Welding, John Boos, Siemer Milling, Irwin Telescopic, the Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Land College donated supplies and machines to Effingham High School's dual credit welding program.  This program allows students to develop skills needed for employment in welding occupations.
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Effingham Lady Hearts - Regional Champs
The Effingham girls basketball team won its third regional in five years by beating Salem 43-30 in the finals of the Class 3A Effingham Regional on Friday.  The Hearts will advance to the Carbondale Sectional to face Bethalto Civic Memorial on Tuesday evening.
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